Young Men Embrace Gender Equality, but They Still Don’t Vacuum

Young people today have become much more open-minded about gender roles — it shows up in their attitudes about pronouns, politics and sports. But in one area, change has been minimal. They are holding on to traditional views about who does what at home. A new survey from Gallup found that among opposite-sex couples, those…

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All Your Favorite Brands, From BSTOEM to ZGGCD

Maybe it’s cold, and you need some winter gloves. You know the brand of your favorite coat and remember who made your warmest sweater. Gloves, however, have always just been gloves, purchased without too much thought. So you open up Amazon and search: “winter gloves.” On the first page you might see a brand you’ve…

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Indonesia Has No Reported Coronavirus Cases. Is That the Whole Picture?

NUSA DUA, Indonesia — The family from Shanghai was vacationing in Singapore last month when they learned that the new coronavirus had arrived there from China. So they packed up and flew to the world’s largest country yet to report a single case of the deadly virus: Indonesia. They landed in Bali, a major destination…

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Party People and Twisted Sisters

The morning after the Oscars, as rain (which probably would have been snow a few years ago) strafed New York, bleary-eyed guests filed dutifully into The Shed at Hudson Yards for the Carolina Herrera show. Yes, the same Shed that had been so grandly canceled as a fashion venue only a season before, thanks to…

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A Childhood Crush, Updated for the 21st Century

Even as a child, Joe Malina admired the midcentury-modern house down the street. His family lived in Austin, Texas, a few doors away from the home, a long, low composition of wood and glass with a gently pitched roof, perched on a limestone base at the top of a steep slope. But in the 1990s,…

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Where to Celebrate Women’s Rights This Year

Congress granted women the right to vote on June 4, 1919, a bittersweet moment for many who had fought for equality for decades. To commemorate the centennial of the ratification in 1920, enshrined in the 19th amendment, new tours and exhibitions can be found across the country. “There’s been a huge interest in the centennial…

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Searching for a River to Skate Away On

Ever since I first read “Hans Brinker, or the Silver Skates,” I dreamed of taking off across a natural body of frozen water. Every winter of the last half century I’ve sought out that elusive miracle of nature: good ice. Lake or pond ice or a frozen river. The real thing. Last winter, I found…

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A Daily Aspirin for Pregnancy?

Pregnant women who take a daily baby aspirin may reduce the risk for premature birth. Researchers did a randomized, double-blinded placebo-controlled study of 11,976 women in six countries with high rates of premature birth: India, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Kenya, Pakistan and Zambia. Beginning in the first trimester of pregnancy, half the…

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Excess Vitamin B12 May Be Deadly

High levels of Vitamin B12 may be too much of a good thing. Vitamin B12 is an essential nutrient, important in nerve and blood cell health, and most people obtain enough of it in food. Those with B12 deficiency, or an inability to absorb it, can use supplements. But a study in JAMA Network Open…

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You’re Not Listening. Here’s Why.

“You’re not listening!” “Let me finish!” “That’s not what I said!” After “I love you,” these are among the most common refrains in close relationships. During my two years researching a book on listening, I learned something incredibly ironic about interpersonal communication: The closer we feel toward someone, the less likely we are to listen…

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